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September 11, 2010: Three Cards of Great Boxing Action

September 11, 2010 promises to be an action packed day for boxing fans, as several important fights are on the docket.  Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48KOs) defends his heavyweight titles against challenger and former WBC champion, Samuel Peter (34-3, 27KOs).  This fight is a rematch of their September 2005 fight, in which Klitschko won a unanimous decision despite being floored three times.  Klitschko had originally been scheduled to fight Alexander Povetkin, until Povetkin pulled out of the fight at the insistence of trainer Teddy Atlas.  This move allowed Peter, who was ranked second by the IBF, to step in as Klitschko’s mandatory.  Peter has won his last four fights since losing to Eddie Chambers in March of last year, albeit against lesser completion.  He will look to upset Klitschko, who has not lost in over six years.  The fight can be seen live on ESPN3.com and a replay will be shown on ESPN the next day.

After viewing Klitschko vs. Peter, fight fans can turn on HBO to catch the featherweight unification fight between Yuriokis Gamboa (18-0, 15KOs) and Orlando Salido (34-10, 22KOs).  This will be Gamboa’s third fight of 2010, with two earlier victories against Rogers Mtagawa and Jonathan Victor Barros.  The unbeaten Top Rank fighter will look to snatch Salido’s IBF strap, and move one step closer to a showdown with Juan Manuel Lopez.  Salido, best known for his unanimous decision loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004, won his belt in May against Cristobal Cruz via a split decision.  On the televised undercard undefeated prospects Anthony Peterson and Brandon Rios square off in a WBA lightweight eliminator.

Also that night, Integrated Sports will be distributing a pay-per-view featuring Erik Morales (49-6, 34KOs).  In the second fight in his attempt at a comeback Morales will face Willie Limond (33-2, 8KOs).  This fight will be for the vacant WBC Diamond junior welterweight title.  While Limond only has two losses on his record, he fails to have a win against a notable opponent, making it a difficult task to defeat even a faded Erik Morales.  The co-feature will see Edgar Sosa taking on Andrea Sarritzu for the WBC International flyweight title.

September 11, 2010 offers something for all fight fans.  Whether you’re a fan of the big boys slugging it out, or you enjoy the electrifying speed and aggression of Yuriokis Gamboa, or if you want to see if an old legend has one last fight in him.